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Brother Rat collection

Identifier: MS-0005
This collection consists of photographs, playbills, clippings, correspondence, and other items documenting the stage and film versions of "Brother Rat."


  • 1934-1939


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

This collection contains copyrighted material. Manuscript collections in the VMI Archives are made available for educational and research use. The VMI Archives should be cited as the source. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright holders. Materials from our collections may not be redistributed, published or reproduced without permission from the VMI Archives. Contact the VMI Archives for additional information.


1 cubic feet (3 manuscript boxes)

Biographical / Historical

"Brother Rat" by Fred F. Finklehoffe and John Monks, Jr. was a play and subsequently feature film. Set at VMI, from which the authors graduated in 1932, the play was a Broadway hit in 1936 and was subsequently produced by many regional theaters. The film was produced by Hal B. Wallis for Warner Brothers Studios in 1938. Its stars included Ronald Reagan, Eddie Albert, and Jane Wyman.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks
A Guide to the Brother Rat Collection, 1934-1939
Diane B. Jacob
© 2002 Virginia Military Institute Archives

Revision Statements

  • 2008: revised

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450